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    Advocacy In Action

    The Appraisal Institute advocates for you, making sure your voice is heard on Capitol Hill, in the state houses, and in your local communities.

    Advocating for You

    The Appraisal Institute advocates for you, making sure your voice is heard by lawmakers and regulators.

    We fight for appraisers on Capitol Hill, in the state houses, and in the communities where you do business. In fact, our Washington, D.C., office is the only one in the Capitol representing AI Professionals.

    Top Federal Issues

    Learn about our initiatives at the federal level:

    • Appraisal bias and fair housing
    • Commercial real estate workouts
    • Appraisal waivers
    • Appraiser licensing modernization

    Top State Issues

    AI also engages with policymakers in the state and territory capitals. Current state legislative and regulatory work includes:

    • Ensuring state acceptance of the Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal (PAREA)
    • Limiting appraiser liability
    • Promoting reasonable state-based solutions regarding valuation bias and fair housing

    Learn the Latest Advocacy News

    The Washington Report & State News e-newsletter recaps our recent legislative, regulatory and related efforts at the state and federal levels. Read our current issue and view the archives to see the impact we're making.

    Appraiser Diversity Initiative

    The Appraisal Institute is helping lead an Appraiser Diversity Initiative with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the National Urban League. ADI is a premier nationwide program designed to attract new entrants to the real estate appraisal field while fostering diversity in the profession.

    AI Political Action Committee

    Appraisal Institute Political Action Commitee (AI PAC) supports federal candidates for U.S. Congress who have shown support for the valuation profession. Learn how we use our funds, and how you can contribute.

    Power In Numbers

    There’s strength in numbers, and forming coalitions with other professional appraisal and allied organizations allows for a coordinated, industry-wide response to state legislative and regulatory issues.

    We work with the following organizations:

    Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals
    Coalition of Pennsylvania Real Estate Appraisers
    Foundation Appraisers Coalition of Texas
    Utah Association of Appraisers
    Appraisers Coalition of Washington